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CTET Syllabus 2017, Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage

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Central Teacher's Eligibility Test or CTET Exam is compulsory for a person who aspires to become a teacher at elementary Level (I to VIII).
There are two papers in CTET

  1. Paper 1 - Paper 1 is for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes I to V
  2. Paper 2 - Paper 2 is for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes VI to VIII

A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (Classes I to V and Classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper 2).

It is extremely important for any person preparing for CTET to go through and understand the CTET syllabus. It is best to take a print-out of the syllabus and paste it near your study table.

Start with the subject/topics on which you need to spend more time. Attempt enough and accurate MCQs on each chapter mentioned in the syllabus. Try not to leave any topic unattempted.

It is important to give sufficient time to prepare Child Development and Pedagogy, as this subject has many important theorems and hypothesis. The subject is very important to study, as it is not taught in schools. The questions are tricky and it is important to read the questions well.

Reading and comprehension skills are very important for getting good marks in CTET. Reading the questions carefully will help avoid many careless mistakes as the MCQ options can be tricky and confusing.

Below is listed the syllabus of CTET Paper 2. Please read it carefully.

I. Child Development and Pedagogy

30 Questions

A. Child Development (Elementary School Child)15 Questions

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
  • Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.

B. Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs5 Questions

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, 'impairment' etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners

C. Learning and Pedagogy10 Questions

  • How children think and learn; how and why children 'fail' to achieve success in school performance.
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children's strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a 'scientific investigator'
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children's 'errors' as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Motivation and learning
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental

II. Mathematics and Science

I. Mathematics30 Questions

  • Content20 Questions
    • Number System
      • Knowing our Numbers
      • Playing with Numbers
      • Whole Numbers
      • Negative Numbers and Integers
      • Fractions
    • Algebra
      • Introduction to Algebra
      • Ratio and Proportion
    • Geometry
      • Basic geometrical ideas (2-D)
      • Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D)
      • Symmetry: (reflection)
      • Construction (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses)
    • Mensuration
    • Data handling
  • Pedagogical issues10 Questions
    • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
    • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
    • Language of Mathematics
    • Community Mathematics
    • Evaluation
    • Remedial Teaching
    • Problem of Teaching

II. Science30 Questions

  • Content20 Questions
    • Food
      • Sources of food
      • Components of food
      • Cleaning food
    • Materials
      • Materials of daily use
    • The World of the Living
    • Moving Things People and Ideas
    • How things work
      • Electric current and circuits
      • Magnets
    • Natural Phenomena
    • Natural Resources
  • Pedagogical issues10 Questions
    • Nature & Structure of Sciences
    • Natural Science/Aims & objectives
    • Understanding & Appreciating Science
    • Approaches/Integrated Approach
    • Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science)
    • Innovation
    • Text Material/Aids
    • Evaluation – cognitive/psychomotor/affective
    • Problems
    • Remedial Teaching

III. Social Studies/Social Sciences

  • Content 60 Questions
    • History40 Questions
      • When, Where and How
      • The Earliest Societies
      • The First Farmers and Herders
      • The First Cities
      • Early States
      • New Ideas
      • The First Empire
      • Contacts with Distant lands
      • Political Developments
      • Culture and Science
      • New Kings and Kingdoms
      • Sultans of Delhi
      • Architecture
      • Creation of an Empire
      • Social Change
      • Regional Cultures
      • The Establishment of Company Power
      • Rural Life and Society
      • Colonialism and Tribal Societies
      • The Revolt of 1857-58
      • Women and reform
      • Challenging the Caste System
      • The Nationalist Movement
      • India After Independence
    • Geography
      • Geography as a social study and as a science
      • Planet: Earth in the solar system
      • Globe
      • Environment in its totality: natural and human environment
      • Air
      • Water
      • Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication
      • Resources: Types-Natural and Human
      • Agriculture
    • Social and Political Life
      • Diversity
      • Government
      • Local Government
      • Making a Living
      • Democracy
      • State Government
      • Understanding Media
      • Unpacking Gender
      • The Constitution
      • Parliamentary Government
      • The Judiciary
      • Social Justice and the Marginalised
  • Pedagogical issues 20 Questions
    • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
    • Class Room Processes, activities and discourse
    • Developing Critical thinking
    • Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
    • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
    • Sources – Primary & Secondary
    • Projects Work
    • Evaluation

IV. Language I

30 Questions

A. Language Comprehension15 Questions

Reading unseen passages - two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive)

B. Pedagogy of Language Development15 Questions

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

V. Language - II

30 Questions

A. Comprehension15 Questions

Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability

Pedagogy of Language Development15 Questions

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form.
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

Note: For Detailed syllabus of classes I-VIII, please refer to NCERT syllabus and textbooks

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